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Reps. Lawler and Torres to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation Providing Enhanced Secret Service Protection

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Today, Rep. Mike Lawler (NY-17) and Rep. Ritchie Torres (NY-15) announced their plans to introduce legislation providing enhanced United States Secret Service protection to former President Trump, President Biden, and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.. “Last night’s attempted assassination of former President Trump was a dark moment in our nation’s history. As reports…

NBC News: Congress demands answers from Secret Service after Trump assassination attempt

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Top leaders in Congress quickly unified to rebuke a failed assassination attempt on Donald Trump at a Saturday rally, demanding briefings and planning investigations into the incident that left the former president injured. “Congress will do a full investigation of the tragedy yesterday to determine where there were lapses in security and anything else that the American people…

Congressman Mike Lawler Issues Statement on Assassination Attempt of Former President Trump

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Congressman Mike Lawler just issued the following statement on the assassination attempt on President Trump at his Pennsylvania rally:  "I am praying for President Trump and his family, those in attendance at today’s rally, and our nation. Today’s assassination attempt is a tragedy for our country and must be universally condemned. Our elections must be decided by voters, not…

Congressman Mike Lawler Announces $5 Million in Community Project Funding for Westchester County Localities

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This morning, Congressman Mike Lawler joined leaders from Ossining, Somers, Cortlandt, and Mount Pleasant to announce $5 million in community project funding for Westchester County towns that was included in the federal funding bills for Fiscal Year 2024.  "When I was elected to represent this district, I promised that I would work with my partners at every level of government and…

Representatives Lawler and Torres Lead Letter Urging President Biden to Nominate Abraham Accords Special Envoy

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Today, Reps. Mike Lawler (NY-17) and Ritchie Torres (NY-15) led 34 members of Congress in a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to nominate a Presidential Envoy for the Abraham Accords, Negev Forum, and Related Integration and Normalization Fora and Agreements. Rep. Torres and Lawler worked throughout 2023 to advance legislation creating this position, passed into law in…

Representative Lawler Introduces Resolution Designating National Dyspraxia/ DCD Awareness Week

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Today, Rep. Mike Lawler (NY-17) and Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) introduced a resolution expressing support for the designation of October 9 through October 16 as ‘‘National Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) Awareness Week.’’ Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), also referred to as dyspraxia, is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects fine and…

Jewish Insider: House lawmakers urge administration to ‘immediately’ nominate Abraham Accords ambassador

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33 lawmakers said Biden should name an envoy ‘as soon as possible,’ adding that they’re aware of no progress in that direction A bipartisan group of 33 House lawmakers wrote to President Joe Biden on Thursday urging him to “immediately” nominate an ambassador-level envoy for the Abraham Accords and Middle East normalization, a position established by Congress late last…

Representative Lawler Joins Representatives Molinaro, D'Esposito, and Williams in Introducing Illegal Offender Registry Act

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Yesterday, Congressman Mike Lawler (NY-17) joined Congressmen Marc Molinaro (NY-19), Anthony D’Esposito, and Brandon Williams (NY-22) in introducing the Illegal Offender Registry Act. The bill creates a database within the Department of Homeland Security to include all illegal immigrants who are convicted of a felony. This database will include names, crimes committed,…

Congressman Mike Lawler Condemns Russian Missile Attack on Kyiv Children's Hospital

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Today, Congressman Lawler condemned Russia's latest missile attack on Kyiv, which killed at least 36 civilians and struck a children's hospital. "Russia's attack this morning on a children's hospital is the latest in a long line of atrocities committed by Putin throughout his murderous rampage in Ukraine," said Congressman Lawler. "As NATO's Washington…

LTE: Examiner News: Gabrielle: Hochul Giving Up on Commuter Tax is Too Little, Too Late

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We recently saw Kathy Hochul and Albany Democrats finally give up on the so-called “congestion pricing plan” they’ve been trying to shove down our throats. They abandoned their plan to charge drivers $15 to enter lower Manhattan. Before we start applauding this decision, however, there are a few questions worth asking. We can assume this decision wasn’t made because of the consistent…